Monday, August 20, 2012

Best thing before sliced bread

I only recently started eating cornbread. Even though it's a southern staple I never liked it.  I still don't like all types, but the type Granny calls skillet bread is one I do enjoy (I also like Jiffy bread).  This version is what I call the cheat version (so called because of the type of cornmeal used).
Granny uses this cornbread for making her cornbread dressing, serving along side her hearty beef stew, with turkey hash, and just to eat...all things I can't imagine eating with "sliced bread."

1 c. self-rising cornmeal
¾  c. buttermilk
1 egg

Combine cornmeal and buttermilk in a medium bowl. 
Add egg and stir.
Heat oil in a skillet. Pour oil into mixture and stir
Very lightly sprinkle flour in the skillet. It will keep the bread from sticking and allow for a beautiful, easy release.
Cook for approximately 20 minutes at 450° or until lightly golden.  Granny says just until the aroma of the bread starts to fill the room. 
Carefully flip the bread over in the skillet. 

Serve it with any entree, soup or salad! But remember to slice it first.


  1. Um, are we gonna get the cornbread dressing recipe soon? You know Thanksgiving is just around the corner!! Now to go figure out the WW points value of cornbread ... Oh, and I can't believe you're such a recent cornbread convert! Does anybody in your family eat it in milk? In buttermilk? (part of my country upbringing)

  2. The cornbread dressing recipe is coming soon...or later. Nobody in our family does the milk thing, but I've heard of people doing that. As for the WW aspect, if you slice it really really really thin it's 0 points! LOL
    BTW, I'm streaking!

  3. Streaking? What in the Sam Hill is that? After googling, I hope you are meaning Nashville City Streak and not the removal of your clothing!! Also, I can only assume this is a precursor for the Princess in February? Training starts in October!

    1. I was referring to this blog post by a fabulous lady I know:

  4. Geeze - had to go back and read what I wrote! Thank goodness for my old/new iPhone, since I have no idea where the notebook is!! However, I've lost a few pounds thnx to WW, I've kicked my diet coke addiction, and I haven't had McDonalds in a month, so maybe I'm on the right track!

    1. Fantastic! One day I'll be able to have that testimony too (the weight loss part, not the missing notebook).

  5. I'm like you, I only like sweet cornbread & jiffy is sooo good!!


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